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Elite League, Week 1

Celtic FC 1 - 0 Real Madrid

Elite League Match, Celtic FC vs. Real Madrid (Thu Oct 12)


                            Celtic FC  |  Real Madrid
                          4-1-3-1-1 E  |  4-4-1-1 C
                       Stuart Neilson  |  Gareth Williams
                                       |
                         T_Flowers GK  |  GK Silvio_Proto
                         B_Howedes DF  |  DF A_Schulz
                     Fernando_Mera DF  |  DF D_Kuzmanovic
                            N_Wade DF  |  DF J_Conroy
                           K_Abrha DF  |  DF K_Tierney
                       B_Bjorksson DM  |  MF B_Abdoulaye
                          K_Mizuno MF  |  MF L_Copland
                      A_Ben_Hatira MF  |  MF Granit_Xhaka
                        R_V_Persie MF  |  MF Luis_Garcia
                       M_Phisbaena AM  |  AM D_Nelisse
                         P_McGowan FW  |  FW C_Arrache
                                       |
                         S_Assenjo SUB |  SUB A_Zogbo
                          P_A_Cocu SUB |  SUB W_Lavezzi
                        C_Makelele SUB |  SUB K_Uddin
                         M_Kikuchi SUB |  SUB Preety
                         G_Puciato SUB |  SUB Matej_Vydra

Referee: K_Ippi (Finland)


Min. 1  :(cfc) K_Mizuno hits the ball through the heart of the defence
          ...  P_McGowan latches onto it!
          ...  P_McGowan drives it towards goal !
          ...  He hits the sponsor hoarding with that effort
Min. 2  :(cfc) Fernando_Mera with the cross-field pass to M_Phisbaena
          ...  Intercepted by A_Schulz
Min. 4  :(cfc) M_Phisbaena controls the ball immaculately
          ...  Leaves the defenders for dead
          ...  This looks like it could be a great chance
          ...  D_Kuzmanovic wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
Min. 7  :(cfc) K_Abrha watches his team-mates pull the defenders out of position
          ...  He decides to be greedy and run into the space
          ...  He's gone right through!
          ...  K_Abrha with a graceful, looping effort !
          ...  But Silvio_Proto hits it away
          ...  He could have held onto that!
Min. 8  :(rmd) B_Abdoulaye pass splits open the defence
          ...  What a ball!
          ...  L_Copland is clean through!
          ...  L_Copland gets up high for the header !
          ...  But he somehow misses
          ...  He can't be happy with that effort
Min. 9  :(cfc) M_Phisbaena takes advantage of a mistake by D_Kuzmanovic
          ...  It's a lucky break
          ...  M_Phisbaena with the drive!
          ...  Silvio_Proto parries it, he follows it up
          ...  He fires it over!!
Min. 10 :(cfc) K_Abrha takes advantage of a mistake by A_Schulz
          ...  What a shot from K_Abrha !
          ...  It could go anywhere
          ...  He couldn't have struck it more sweetly!!
          ...  But it sails past the post !!
          ...  Silvio_Proto never had a chance!
Min. 11 :(cfc) Fernando_Mera sidesteps his marker
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  Good sliding challenge from K_Tierney and it had to be
Min. 15 :(rmd) L_Copland moves out over to the edge of the pitch
          ...  He plays the ball through to C_Arrache
          ...  A_Ben_Hatira with an ugly foul
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  He's lucky to be let off for that one
          ...  Stuart Neilson looks relieved
          ...  Gareth Williams is far from happy with that decision
Min. 16 :(rmd) C_Arrache sidesteps K_Abrha
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  A_Ben_Hatira reads it well
          ...  This boy is a quality defender
          ...  The crowd sing his praises
Min. 17 :(rmd) D_Nelisse beats B_Howedes
          ...  It looked like he pushed his marker
          ...  "Play On!" Waves K_Ippi
          ...  M_Phisbaena with a bad challenge
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  K_Ippi reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 18 :(rmd) B_Abdoulaye has the ball
          ...  He knocks the ball past Fernando_Mera
          ...  He puts in C_Arrache!
          ...  C_Arrache tries to beat T_Flowers from outside the area!
          ...  But T_Flowers punches it away
          ...  He commands his area so well
Min. 21 :(cfc) K_Abrha with the through ball to M_Phisbaena
          ...  M_Phisbaena attempts a low drive!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 21 :(rmd) D_Nelisse had to stretch to reach the pass
          ...  But Fernando_Mera puts it in row Z!
Min. 22 :(cfc) P_McGowan sprints down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to M_Phisbaena
          ...  M_Phisbaena with a thundering drive!
          ...  Silvio_Proto is stranded!
          ...  He can't get there in time!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Great strike!
          ...  That puts Celtic FC ahead!
          ...  Now can they hang onto it!
          ...  Celtic FC 1-0 Real Madrid ...
Min. 23 :(cfc) The Celtic FC manager shouts at them from the touchline to play D
Min. 23 :(rmd) Real Madrid switch to playing A
Min. 23 :(rmd) D_Nelisse is changing his role to a FW
Min. 25 :(cfc) K_Mizuno gets to the by line
          ...  He looks up and lobs in a cross
          ...  P_McGowan is unmarked
          ...  P_McGowan with a little chip!
          ...  The shot deflects wide into the crowd!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_V_Persie plays it towards the near post!
          ...  Silvio_Proto makes the catch!
Min. 31 :(cfc) K_Abrha steps over the ball
          ...  He nutmegs J_Conroy
          ...  That a lovely piece of trickery
          ...  C_Arrache with a nasty foul
          ...  K_Ippi will want to speak to him
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  He's been hard done by for that!!
Min. 36 :(rmd) A_Schulz looks for options
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to D_Nelisse
          ...  D_Nelisse tries the lob from 30 yards !
          ...  But it's hit the defender and went out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  L_Copland chips the ball into the area!
          ...  The danger is dealt with by N_Wade
Min. 36 :(cfc) P_McGowan hoists the ball across to B_Howedes
          ...  L_Copland with a terrible tackle
          ...  It's a yellow, and rightly so
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  Just past the halfway line
          ...  B_Bjorksson swings it in
          ...  M_Phisbaena gets on the end of it
          ...  But J_Conroy spotted the danger and cleans up the play
Min. 38 :(cfc) N_Wade whips the ball across to M_Phisbaena
          ...  D_Kuzmanovic seizes control of the ball
          ...  He hoists it forward
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 45 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena comes to collect the ball
          ...  Great turn!!!
          ...  Superb play
          ...  But D_Kuzmanovic comes away with the ball
          ...  Excellent defending there!
Min. 47 :(cfc) B_Howedes puts in M_Phisbaena
          ...  B_Abdoulaye bundles the player over!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  Gareth Williams can't believe it!
          ...  He is furious with the ref!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Celtic FC 1-0 Real Madrid

Min. 49 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena with electric pace
          ...  He eases past A_Schulz
          ...  D_Kuzmanovic slides in to knock the ball out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  K_Mizuno hits it towards the far post!
          ...  A_Ben_Hatira with the header
          ...  But Silvio_Proto tips it behind
          ...  K_Ippi has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 49 :(rmd) L_Copland with a measured pass to D_Kuzmanovic
          ...  Fernando_Mera slices it
          ...  T_Flowers moves quickly!!
          ...  He can't get there!
          ...  It inches just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Granit_Xhaka drives it into the box!
          ...  It is cleared by B_Bjorksson
Min. 54 :(cfc) B_Bjorksson holds up the ball
          ...  He plays the ball to M_Phisbaena
          ...  But D_Kuzmanovic slides in two footed.
          ...  K_Ippi has a look but waves "Play On!"
Min. 57 :(rmd) L_Copland finds D_Nelisse with a perfectly weighted pass
          ...  D_Nelisse has time and space!
          ...  He tries the lob!
          ...  T_Flowers saves it but to be fair he didn't have to move for that one
Min. 59 :(cfc) R_V_Persie drives it forward to P_McGowan
          ...  A powerful shot by P_McGowan !
          ...  Silvio_Proto can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It drifts wide!
          ...  Silvio_Proto has a smile on his face
          ...  Did he know that was going wide?
Min. 66 :(cfc) K_Mizuno with the header on
          ...  He finds M_Phisbaena in space
          ...  But K_Tierney will cut out the threat
Min. 70 :(cfc) Up goes the substitution board - P_A_Cocu on for B_Howedes as a DF
Min. 70 :(rmd) Preety is ready to come on to replace L_Copland
          ...  Looks like he will play as a MF
Min. 72 :(cfc) R_V_Persie sprints past the defender
          ...  The ball hits A_Schulz in the face!
          ...  And goes clear!
Min. 74 :(cfc) P_A_Cocu with a burst of pace
          ...  J_Conroy with a late tackle
          ...  He certainly didn't mean it
          ...  K_Ippi wants a quiet word
Min. 75 :(cfc) C_Makelele is being brought on
          ...  K_Mizuno is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play MF
Min. 77 :(cfc) K_Abrha finds himself in a good position
          ...  A_Schulz forces him off the ball
          ...  But it rolls out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_Ben_Hatira hits it towards the far post!
          ...  A_Schulz wins the ball
          ...  And he clears the danger
Min. 78 :(rmd) a big roar from the crowd as W_Lavezzi comes on for A_Schulz to play DF
Min. 80 :(cfc) M_Kikuchi is being prepared to come on
          ...  A_Ben_Hatira is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 81 :(cfc) C_Makelele lobs the ball over the defence
          ...  P_McGowan latches on to it
          ...  But D_Kuzmanovic with the fine tackle
Min. 83 :(cfc) M_Kikuchi fires over a low cross to P_McGowan
          ...  But W_Lavezzi wins the ball with a sliding challenge
Min. 83 :(rmd) D_Kuzmanovic with a slick pass to D_Nelisse
          ...  D_Nelisse has a dig at goal!
          ...  T_Flowers watches it sail safely wide!
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on

*************  FULL TIME  ****************


Match Details
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Venue                : Celtic Park
Attendance           : 120,000
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Celtic FC Match Info
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Best player          : P_McGowan
Scorers              : M_Phisbaena (22)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : M_Phisbaena (17)
Injured              : N/A
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Real Madrid Match Info
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Best player          : D_Kuzmanovic (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : C_Arrache (31), B_Abdoulaye (47)
Booked               : L_Copland (36)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Celtic FC    |  Real Madrid
Attempts on Goal     :           9        |       5
Off target           :           6        |       3
On target            :           3        |       2
Possession           :          58        |       42
Corners              :           3        |       2
Red Cards            :           0        |       2
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       2
Fouls                :          10        |       10
Key Tackles          :           3        |       13
Key Passes           :          13        |       7
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Final Score          : Celtic FC 1 - 0 Real Madrid
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Player Statistics - Celtic FC
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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T_Flowers      GK  39   2   2   1  27 |  95   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  50   0   0   0
B_Howedes      DF   2  31  11   8  23 |  73   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  30  20
Fernando_Mera  DF   3  30   9   8  27 |  95   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
N_Wade         DF   2  30   9   6  25 |  95   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  30  20
K_Abrha        DF   1  28   9   6  33 |  95   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  10   6
B_Bjorksson    DM   2  10  29   7  31 |  95   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
K_Mizuno       MF   1   8  31  10  28 |  78   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
A_Ben_Hatira   MF   2   6  29   8  40 |  83   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   5
R_V_Persie     MF   2   9  27  13  31 |  95   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
M_Phisbaena    AM   2   9  13  32  32 |  95   0   0   0   0   3   1   1   0   0  -2  -2  30
P_McGowan      FW   2   9   8  33  16 |  95   0   0   2   1   3   0   0   0   0   0  35   3
S_Assenjo      GK  28   3   3   4  34 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_A_Cocu       DF   2  28   7  10  30 |  22   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
C_Makelele     MF   2  12  28  10  30 |  17   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
M_Kikuchi      MF   1  14  26   8  30 |  12   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
G_Puciato      FW   2   9   9  28  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Real Madrid
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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Silvio_Proto   GK  39   3   1   3  15 |  95   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   5   0   0   0
A_Schulz       DF   1  33  13  11  20 |  81   0   4   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  80  10   0
D_Kuzmanovic   DF   2  33   9   7  40 |  95   0   6   1   0   0   0   0   0   0 120  10   0
J_Conroy       DF   2  30  13  10  21 |  95   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
K_Tierney      DF   3  29  11   7  32 |  95   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
B_Abdoulaye    MF   2  15  30   8  39 |  47   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   1   0 -30 -10 -30
L_Copland      MF   1   8  30   6  21 |  73   0   0   3   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2  28  -1
Granit_Xhaka   MF   1  10  29   7  21 |  95   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Luis_Garcia    MF   2   7  28   5  11 |  95   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Nelisse      FW   4   7   6  32  42 |  95   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   7
C_Arrache      FW   2  10   5  35  34 |  31   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   1   0 -10 -10  -5
A_Zogbo        GK  30   4   3   2  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
W_Lavezzi      DF   2  31  14   7  45 |  14   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20
K_Uddin        DF   2  29  13   7  40 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Preety         MF   1  10  40   6  28 |  22   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Matej_Vydra    FW   1  10   7  28  13 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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